August 24-26, 2020

This 3-day event is designed to provide a robust learning environment that will facilitate strategic approaches to inclusion and belonging for all students in B.C.’s elementary and secondary schools.

Accommodation

Please visit the UBC Conference and Accommodations section of the UBC website to book accommodations for this conference. More information can be found here: UBC Accommodations

Location

The 2020 Creating the Future BC Summer Institute will be held at the University of British Columbia in the beautiful City of Vancouver.

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Register

Choose a strand below for each attendee. In the checkout process you will be asked to confirm details and preferences for each guest.

For orders of 3 or more, enter the discount code “SI2020GROUP” for 15% off.

Ticket Type Price Qty. Cart
Competency & Strength Based IEPs for Inclusive Classrooms- Shelley Moore $325
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Nurturing all learners through inclusive literacy practices – Dr. Leyton Schnellert and Donna Kozak $325
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Transition & Employment- Dr. Paul Malette and Deborah Simak $325
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Social and Emotional Learning and Kindness- Dr. John-Tyler Binfet $325
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Including Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Challenges and Strategies– Dr. Vicki Knight, Dr. Pat Mirenda, Dr. Connor Kerns $325
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Positive Behavior Support-Dr. Brenda Fossett $325
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Inclusive Education & Universal Design for Learning- Dr. Jennifer Katz $325
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Structure of the Day

On August 24-26, 2020, participants from all over BC will come together to hear and learn from people who have extensive experience in Inclusive Learning and who have been doing this heart work for decades.

Each day, a keynote will be delivered by a champion in diverse and innovative approaches to facilitating inclusive school environments. There will also be various strands of learning for participants to choose from, such as Universal Design for Learning, Positive Behavior Supports, Inclusive Literacy Practices, Transition & Employment, BC’s Competency Based Inclusive Education Plans, Autism and Inclusion, and Social Emotional Learning. Participants will build their capacity to collaboratively analyze and plan for change during the institute’s planning time, and later at their respective school sites.

It is clear, when we create inclusive schools, develop lessons and plans that will include all kids right from the start, and look deliberately at how we can transform school culture to have a place for everyone, inclusive environments will be created, and a sense of belonging can and will be experienced by all kids. This belonging transcends not only the school environment but ultimately positively impacts people’s lives in all areas including employment, relationships, post secondary education, self esteem, and participation.

All participants will be given a package of information that can be shared with all people in their schools. They will be given the chance to ask difficult and challenging questions, and be given direct, tangible strategies to help overcome some of the obstacles that are perceived to be in the way of forming inclusive learning environments for all kids. There will be opportunities to network with other schools from all over B.C. and share knowledge and approaches. The ultimate goal is for each and every participant is to leave the Institute with the knowledge, skills, desire and confidence to make their school welcoming and accessible to all.

Schedule

The individual strands and keynote speeches will take place within the Neville Scarfe Building at UBC. Please consult the schedule below for more details.

Monday August 24th

  • 7:30-8:30am Registration & Refreshments

    (Neville Scarfe Building)
    Participant check-in
    Distribution of registration packages
    Refreshments and pastries available

  • 8:30-9:00am Summer Institute Welcome

    Family Support Institute- Angela Clancy

  • 9:00-10:30am Opening Keynote: Identity and Inclusion - Shelley Moore

    (Neville Scarfe Building)

  • 10:30am Coffee Break

    (Neville Scarfe Building)

  • 10:30am-12:30pm Training Strand

    (Neville Scarfe Building)
    Participants follow their chosen strand of study

  • 12:30-1:30pm Lunch

    (Neville Scarfe Building)
    Box lunches provided

  • 12:30-4:30pm Training Strand

    (Neville Scarfe Building)
    Participants continue to follow their chosen strand of study

Tuesday August 25th

  • 8:00-8:30am Information Desk & Refreshments

    (Neville Scarfe Building) Institute

    Staff available to answer questions

    Refreshments and pastries available

  • 8:30-9:30am Keynote: Indigenous Giftedness and Inclusion - Sue-Sterling Bur

    (Earth Sciences Building)

  • 9:30am Coffee Break

    (Neville Scarfe Building)

  • 9:45am-12:00pm Training Strand

    (Neville Scarfe Building)
    Participants begin day 2 of their chosen strand of study

  • 12:00-1:00pm Lunch

    (Neville Scarfe Building)
    Box lunches provided

  • 1:00pm-4:30pm Training Strand

    (Neville Scarfe Building)
    Participants continue to follow their chosen strand of study

Wednesday August 26th

  • 8:00-8:30am Information Desk & Refreshments

    (Neville Scarfe Building)

    Institute staff available to answer questions

    Refreshments and pastries available

  • 8:30am-8:45am Thank you and Closing Remarks

    Family Support Institute- Laney Bryenton

    Inclusion BC- Fionna Whittington-Walsh

  • 8:45am-10:15am Keynote- Dr. Leyton Schnellert

    Developing Student Voice in Inclusive Classrooms

  • 10:15am Coffee Break

    (Neville Scarfe Building)

  • 10:30am-12:30pm Training Strand

    (Neville Scarfe Building)
    Participants continue to follow their chosen strand of study

  • 12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch

    (Neville Scarfe Building)
    Box lunches provided

  • 1:30pm-4:00pm Training Strand

    (Neville Scarfe Building)
    Participants continue to follow their chosen strand of study

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Frequently Asked Questions

I’d like to purchase tickets for a group, is there bulk pricing?

Yep, pricing for groups of 3 or more is 15% off. Enter the discount code “SI2020GROUP” for 15% off.

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What if I have dietary requirements not listed?

At this current time we are only able to provide gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options for lunch. If you have additional dietary requirements, please click here for places to eat around UBC or kindly bring food accordingly.

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Are meals included?

A box lunch from Scholar’s Catering (UBC) will be provided on each day of the Summer Institute. Box lunches include a choice of sandwich, an apple, cookie and a bottled water or soft drink. All sandwiches are available gluten free. Participants will be asked to make their sandwich selection upon registration. If you require special...

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Where should I park?

Parkade closest to Neville Scarfe Bldg at UBC: West Parkade Parking Lot 2140 Lower Mall, Vancouver Parkade closest to Wesbrook Bldg at UBC: Health Sciences Parkade 2250 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver Parking rates 6am-5pm: $1.75 per half hour, $16.00 max. Map and more info on rates

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Which payment methods do you accept?

We process payment through paypal which means you can use any major credit card or a bank account. You don’t need to have a paypal account to pay. Just select the option that reads “Don’t have a PayPal account” when you get to the payment page.

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What if I need to cancel my ticket?

Before July 23nd, full refund (less $25 for admin fees) July 23 – August 5th, 50% refund (less $25 admin fees) After August 5th- No refund

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